Open Access Week 2010

Open Access Week

Framingham State University’s Whittemore Library will celebrate Open Access Week 2010 by:

  • LibGuide: An Introduction to Open Access
  • A display on Open Access located in the lower mezzanine of the library.
  • A LibLearn on Open Access, presented by Laura Wilson, Reference Librarian; presentation on Tuesday uploaded onto the library blog.
  • Tweets on Open Access sent from the library Twitter account.

Check out two library LibShot videos created by SPARC on the Open Access Libguide. The first video is on Open Access 101. The second video presents several Open Access advocates highlighting Open Access Week. Among the scientists featured in the video are:

Nobel Prize-winning scientist and Director of the U.S. National Cancer Institute Dr. Harold Varmus will offer welcoming remarks. Varmus, a long-time champion, has been an unparalleled leader in promoting Open Access in a succession of key roles – from introducing the topic of wider access and launching PubMed Central to increase public access to the literature as the Director of the National Institutes of Health, to helping to found the Public Library of Science, one of the world’s leading open-access publishers.

Varmus will be joined by Dr. Cameron Neylon, a Senior Scientist at the UK Science and Technology Facilities Council, biochemist, and author of the widely read “Science in the Open” blog. Neylon will highlight the kinds of scientific advances Open Access can facilitate, and discuss current examples along with future opportunities.

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